Analogy: Life is a river with its smooth parts along with rapids. Our relationship with God like being in the kayak vs wading in the river. We float as long as we abide and intentionally bail. The Spirit has us strappes in, guides and protects us. The paddle moves and steers by faith and works (the two ends of one paddle). When we go with God, its like going with the current. Yes there are still rocks and other dangers but nothing like paddling up stream, the way of the world.